Two-bedroom floor plans are perfect for empty nesters, singles, couples, or young families buying their first home. There is less upkeep in a smaller home, but two bedrooms still allow enough space for a guest room, nursery, or office. One bedroom is usually larger, serving as the master suite for the homeowners. Two bedroom home plans may have the master suite on the main level, with the second bedroom upstairs or on a lower level with an auxiliary den and private bath. Alternatively, a one story home plan will have living space and bedrooms all on one level, providing a house that is accessible and convenient. This may be the best layout for an aging population to avoid excessive stairs and to ease the burden of upkeep. Many house styles can be built as a two-bedroom home, but the most common are ranch, Cape Cod, bungalow, cottage and Tidewater. These styles of homes tend to have a smaller floor plan with less square footage. The exterior can be designed with charming details to accentuate the smaller scale of the home, such as a front portico or entry porch. Add shutters, dormers, decorative stonework, or shingles to present a welcoming façade. Many vacation homes also work well with a 2 bedroom plan, since smaller homes require less routine maintenance, giving you more time to relax. Place one bedroom on the main level and build a second-story loft to house the other bedroom, or utilize attic space with dormers to create a cozy refuge for children. Outdoor living space will make two-bedroom homes feel larger, as a rear deck or porch will be an extension of the home for entertaining and relaxation.